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Abe Louise Young papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00399
Abstract

Abe Louise Young is a poet, activist, Sophia Smith Scholar in Poetry, and a founder of the Poetry Center at Smith College. Collection contains correspondence; diaries; poetry and writings; passport; flyers, brochures and newsletters pertaining to the women's movement and lesbian activism; and miscellaneous printed material, memorabilia, and photographs. A typescript of an interview with Elizabeth Alexander, first director of the Smith Poetry Center, is also included.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2016

Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00519
Abstract

Physician; Birth control advocate. The papers include extensive correspondence, diaries, medical records and reports, photographs, writings, and subject files pertaining to Satterthwaite's career as a physican, birth control pioneer, and internationally renowned expert in family planning. The collection is rich in materials documenting Satterthwaite's work in family planning in Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China.

Dates of Materials: 1917-2005; Majority of material found within 1917-2003

Aileen C. Hernandez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00730
Abstract Aileen C. Hernandez (1926-2017) was a Black feminist known for her roles as an original Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as the second president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She was an active member of more than 100 activist and community-based organizations concerned with racial justice, women’s equality, economic equity, fair housing, education, and other social issues. The Aileen C. Hernandez papers document decades of activism by a...
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2014

Alexander C. Sanger papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00654
Abstract

The Alexander C. Sanger papers document Alexander Sanger's work as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City, and his involvement in Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and the general struggle for reproductive rights in the U.S. and abroad. The collection also includes materials related to the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Program for Commissioning Women in the Performing Arts, founded by Alexander Sanger in 2013.

Dates of Materials: 1948 - 2021

Alice Morgan Wright papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00176
Abstract Sculptor, Suffragist, Animal welfare advocate. Papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, postcards, scrapbooks, artwork and photographs of her work as a sculptor; subject files, and memorabilia. Wright's career as a sculptor and her activism are well-documented; personal material is more fragmentary. Topics include art, women's suffrage, women's rights, women companions, birth control, world peace, and animal welfare. Notable correspondents include Florence E. Allen,...
Dates of Materials: 1873-1994

Alice Weld Tallant papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00158
Abstract

Physician, Settlement house worker, Relief worker, World War I. Small collection related to Tallant's medical career at Joy Settlement and St. Martha's House, Philadelphia, and in France during World War I.

Dates of Materials: 1896-1958

All Volunteer Escort Service for the Summit Women's Center records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00546
Abstract

Abortion rights advocacy group. Videotapes, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the anti-abortion protestors who formed around the Summit Medical Center, an abortion clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Also contains court documents pertaining to a federal suit filed against some protestors.

Dates of Materials: 1995-2002

American Association of University Women. Connecticut Valley Branch records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00332
Abstract

Collegiate association. The records document the organization's history, administration, committee activities, membership, and promotional activities. Materials include reports, brochures, correspondence, and printed materials.

Dates of Materials: 1925 - 1993

Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00682
Abstract Author; Poet; Aviator. Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, memorabila, scrapbooks, and printed materials. The writings series includes notes, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, published works, correspondence, reviews, clippings, and other materials collected by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh, family members, and editors during the composition of AML's works, especially North to the Orient, ...
Dates of Materials: 1892 - 1998

Annette Hoyt Flanders papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00501
Abstract

Landscape architect. Collection consists of files compiled by Patricia L. Filzen in preparation for writing her M.A. thesis on landscape architecture (1988, University of Wisconsin-Madison). While the files pertain primarily to Annette Hoyt Flanders, there are materials about other practitioners in the field, as well. Glass slides of Flanders' work are also included.

Dates of Materials: 1923 - 1991

Annette Kar Baxter papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00258
Abstract Professor of American Studies and Women's Studies. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes; and teaching materials; research and organization files focusing primarily on her years as a professor at Barnard College and her administrative responsibilities there. Her papers reveal the thrills and frustrations that come with advancing new disciplines, American Studies and Women's Studies, while advocating traditional, single-sex educational programs....
Dates of Materials: 1850 - 1988

Art collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00429
Abstract

Documents women's participation in, and contributions to, the broad field of art. Contains primarily printed material, plus, correspondence, interviews, notes, photographs, postcards, posters, speeches, and typescripts. The collection documents the lives and work of individual designers, landscape architects, women in the fine arts, as well as the status of women in the arts and organizations of feminist artists.

Dates of Materials: 1857-1988; Majority of material found within 1920-1980

Association of Collegiate Alumnae records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00325
Abstract The Association of Collegiate Alumnae was formed in Boston in 1882 to unite women graduates of four-year colleges and universities around issues including standards of academic programs, isolation following the college experience, living wage for college alumnae and concerns about their place in the academy. These records contain reports, correspondence, announcements, publications, registers, and a scrapbook on topics relating to the education of women in the late 19th century, medical...
Dates of Materials: 1882 - 1921

Authors collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00443
Abstract The Authors Collection contains small amounts of material on a number of women writers from the U.S. and abroad. Types of materials include biographical writings, articles, reviews, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials. There are also some letters, manuscripts and photographs. A large portion of the collection relates to author Margaret Mitchell, and her book and the movie, Gone With the Wind. Other authors represented include Louisa May Alcott,...
Dates of Materials: 1845-1986

Azalia Emma Peet papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00120
Abstract

Missionary and teacher. The Azalia Peet papers consist of photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and speeches. Of particular interest in the collection diaries and letters written by Peet from Japan, and from the Japanese American internment camps in the United States during World War II. Her early diaries reflect her home life and her personal struggle to come to terms with her vocation.

Dates of Materials: 1902 - 1974

Barbara Abel papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00596
Abstract

Public relations specialist, Columnist, Journalist, YWCA worker, Editor. The papers primarily relate to Abel's professional life and include her magazine columns for the YWCA and Community Chests and Councils of America, scripts for skits and plays, and a variety of other pieces written in the course of Abel's work as editor and publicity director for a variety of organizations.

Dates of Materials: 1925-1989

Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00133
Abstract

Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll was an anthropologist. Her papers include diaries, notes, correspondence, biographical articles, writings, printed material, photographs, research material, and an oral histoty. Much of the collection is comprised of field notes, photographs and somatotypes taken in the village of Pere in Papua New Guinea, where Roll worked with Margaret Mead, 1966 and 1975.

Dates of Materials: 1920 - 1995

Batya Bauman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00541
Abstract Batya Bauman is an animal welfare advocate; ecofeminist; feminist; lesbian activist; editor and writer. Her papers consist of biographical information and documents pertaining to Bauman's early life, her feminist lecture businesses, and activism in the realms of lesbian feminism, Jewish feminism, and animal rights. Materials include writings, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, memoranda, articles, photographs, newsletters, personal calendars, and memorabilia. There are also clippings,...
Dates of Materials: 1947 - 2006

Bel Kaufman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00522
Abstract Author; Teacher; Lyricist. Papers consist of files pertaining to Kaufman's activities as a high school teacher, author, lecturer and public speaker; to her travels in Russia, where there has been an abiding interest in her grandfather, the author Sholom Alacheim; and to translations of her books into the Russian language. Materials relating to her written works include manuscripts, correspondence, contracts, and notes on Kaufman's published books Up the Down...
Dates of Materials: 1911 - 2012

Beth Jacobs papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00082
Abstract

Beth Jacobs was a birth control activist and member of the Legislative Council of Jamaica. Her papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, video tape, writings, and printed material relating to family planning, sex education, family life and health, child welfare association, the International Planned Parenthood Foundation and the Beth Jacobs Family Planning Clinic in Jamaica, 1950-1998.

Dates of Materials: 1934 - 2006

Betty Carter papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00506
Abstract

The Betty Carter Papers consist primarily of Carter's writings, as an authority on the subject of family and marriage therapy, about marriage, divorce and remarriage, and family dynamics.

Dates of Materials: 1968 - 2003

Biography collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00393
Abstract

This collection consists of biographical material on both famous and lesser-known women and men. For the most part, there is only a small amount of material on each individual. Materials typically include published and unpublished biographical sketches, books, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, and published and unpublished writings.

Dates of Materials: 1771-1995; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Brewster family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00021
Abstract

Traveler, author, English teacher, Smith graduate, and librarian. Papers are primarily those of Anna Gertrude Brewster and Mary Kate Brewster. Both sisters were devoted to theatre, particularly to the Academy of Music in Northampton. They also wrote several books and plays, some of which were published. Material documents world travel, and includes scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, correspondence, and the Brewster children's family newspaper.

Dates of Materials: 1882-1967

Bulkley-Shelland family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00264
Abstract

The Bulkley-Shelland Family papers primarily includes material relating to Annie Dorothy Trickey, James Shelland, and Julia Ellen Bulkley. The collection contains family history, correspondence, photographs, lectures, travel diaries, and Julia Bulkley's high school scrapbook.

Dates of Materials: 1864-1961

Byllye Avery papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00652
Abstract

Health reformer; reproductive rights advocate. Papers document Avery's work as an activist in the field of black women's health and reproductive rights, including clippings, articles, correspondence, financial information, conference materials, speaking engagements, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. Materials relating to Avery's involvement in the Black Women's Health Imperative are also included.

Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2011

Camp Bonnie Brae records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00592
Abstract

Camp for girls. Records document camp activities and include photographs; administrative records from the camps founding in 1919 through 2007, including correspondence, reports, minutes, financial information, information about staff, songbooks, publicity materials, and publications; and as well as files pertaining to buildings and grounds.

Dates of Materials: 1914 - 2009

Carol Hutchings Maynard papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00674
Abstract Farmer; Teacher; Poet; Suffragist. Papers document an unconventional life, from suffrage campaigns of her youth to the artistic output of her later years. Materials related to Maynard's art and her career as a farmer and educator showcase an unusual set of interests and talents. Maynard retained clippings and correspondence from her difficult tenure at a South Carolina reform school. Papers from the Massachusetts Refomatory for Women feature writing assignments completed by inmates. Creative...
Dates of Materials: 1905 - 2002

Carol Leonard papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00206
Abstract Midwife. The Carol Leonard Papers document the general practice of midwifery, the legal status of lay midwifery in the State of New Hampshire, and Leonard's profession as a midwife. Types of materials include correspondence, primarily from Leonard's clients expressing gratittude and describing their experiences and feelings following childbirth; photographs; documentation of her travel to Russia in 1990 to help improve maternity care there; records of Leonard's work towards the legalization...
Dates of Materials: 1966 - 2012

Carole A. Oglesby papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00492
Abstract

Carole A. Oglesby is a pioneer in the women's sports movement and one of the first "out" lesbians in U.S. athletics. The bulk of this collection represents Oglesby's professional activities, research and extensive writings, and contains materials related to women and sport in the United States and worldwide beginning in the 1950's.

Dates of Materials: 1950-2018

Carrie Chapman Catt papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00031
Abstract Suffragist, president, National American Women Suffrage Association, and pacifist. Papers relate primarily to Catt's public life, primarily her work as president of both the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. There is a significant amount of material pertaining to her peace activities. There is also a rich collection of photographs, including many of the Women's Land Army, created in Great Britain during World War II to aid in the war...
Dates of Materials: 1880-1958